Second Alpha Release of Gnash
The second alpha release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.7.2. Gnash is a GPL'd Flash movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript2 classes. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors, and 64 bit architectures. Ports to Darwin and Windows are in progress for a future release. The plugin works best with Firefox 1.0.4 or newer, and should work in any Mozilla based browser. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops.
Improvements since the 0.7.1 alpha release are:
* Polling main loop replaced with event driven framework for GTK.
* Video is starting to work in CVS, but not in the 0.7.2 release. It currently uses ffmpeg to support a wide variety of video codecs. So you still can't use Gnash to go to Lulu.tv or Youtube or Google.
Gnash supports the majority of Flash opcodes up to SWF version 7, and a wide sampling of ActionScript classes for SWF version 8.5. All the core ones are implemented, and many of the newer ones work, but may be missing some of their methods. If the browser only displays a blank
You can grab the Gnash sources from ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnash/,
Please include the operating system name and version, compiler version, and which gnash version you are using, in your bug reports. For bugs in the plugin, please also add the browser and it's version. Gnash does not support Firefox versions below 1.0.4.
Questions about Gnash or offers of help can go to the developers email list at firstname.lastname@example.org.